The Boudoir Experience
Here's a little known fact that may surprise you: provocative photography featuring women in their boudoirs has been a thing for nearly 100 years. Yep -- before quick film developing, before digital cameras, before women could vote and, get this: before it was even legal!
I'll spare you all the historical details and just tell you that women have been posing for the camera in their sexiest lingerie (sometimes sans clothing at all!) since the early 20th century. And, as you've seen in art class, many have posed for the paint brush and painter even earlier than that, as well.
For that reason, we here at Empire Art Photography consider boudoir photography a rite of passage; a gift to not just your significant other, but to yourself. It's a celebration of you, your womanhood, your beautiful body and your sense of spirit. Some may even think of it as an homage to the many women of all shapes and sizes who've posed before them.
Since 1997, Empire Art Photography has worked with all sorts of women at various stages of their life. We do lots of bridal boudoir photography, as soon-to-be-married women find photos of themselves a particularly thoughtful gift for their other half.
That's just the beginning, though. In the past, we've done boudoir photography for women celebrating their new figures after a weight loss journey, going through a health journey, women who want to give a special birthday or christmas gift to their partners, and women who simply feel beautiful and sexy and want to relish in that.
Our studio prides itself in our professionalism, attention to detail and the ability to make you feel absolutely at ease throughout your boudoir session. Past clients have expressed to us that they were nervous -- naturally! -- at the beginning, but by the end loved every minute.
Half the fun of a boudoir session at Empire Art Photography is the part where you get pampered!
We bring in a stylist to do your hair and makeup to get you looking -- and feeling -- absolutely gorgeous from head to toe. This is a complimentary service that's included in your session fee.
We connect with you shortly before your session to brainstorm a few ideas or see what you're thinking in terms of looks. Our stylist is all about emphasising all your gorgeous features without overdoing it. Based on the theme or vibe of your boudoir session, she'll work with you to create the best look.
I get a number of questions about my VIP Boudoir FB group, so I thought I’d take a quick second to give you the run down. My VIP Boudoir group is simply a private closed group (a “club” if you will) that consists of current, past, and future boudoir clients. It’s a safe
space for you to ask questions and share inspirational images or stories, to collaborate and bond with other women who are just like you.
When permission is granted, I’ll post a handful of images from my sessions for others to see in this VIP group. The best part is that this turns into a positivity fest in the comments section on each image! I’ll also use this group to post upcoming mini session dates, specials, and to get feedback on new ideas for my studio regarding locations, props, new products, and even editing styles.
My VIP Boudoir group is free — I only ask that you bring your best attitude to lean into the atmosphere of lifting other women up and having a great time.
I'm really nervous. Is that normal?
It is definitely normal to be nervous for your boudoir session, so don't worry. Most of our clients are nervous until the session has gone on for a few minutes. After it starts, you’ll begin to loosen up.